Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Famous Traditional Furniture Styles

Modern furniture designs have their place in the market but still many people prefer classic and traditional furniture styles to decorate their homes. Though the traditional furniture style is more expensive compared to modern furniture yet it is still manufactured and sold in large scale.
So if you are interested in decorating your bedrooms in traditional style then following are the most famous traditional furniture styles you should consider:

Queen Anne Furniture Style
source: viwepics.info
Queen Anne furniture was developed during and around the reign of Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1702-1714). Queen Anne furniture is smaller, lighter, and more comfortable further the style is based around curving shapes. Other elements characterizing this style include pad feet and an emphasis on line and form rather than ornament. In Britain, the style of Queen Anne's reign is frequently described as "late Baroque" rather than "Queen Anne," while in the United States the term "Queen Anne" describes decorative styles from the mid-1720s to around 1760.
The cabriole leg has been described as "the most recognizable element" of Queen Anne furniture. Cabriole legs were influenced by the designs of the French cabinetmaker André-Charles Boulle and the Rococo style from the French court of Louis XV. But the intricate ornamentation of post-Restoration furniture was abandoned in favour of more conservative designs, possibly under the influence of the simple and elegant lines of imported Chinese furniture. The Queen Anne style was a continuation of the William and Mary style of furniture design.

Victorian Furniture Style
source: decorfair.com
Victorian decorative arts refer to the style of decorative arts during the Victorian era. The Victorian era is known for its eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles and the introduction of cross-cultural influences from the Middle East and Asia in furniture, fittings, and Interior decoration. Victorian design is widely viewed as having indulged in a regrettable excess of ornament. The Arts and Crafts movement, the aesthetic movement, Anglo-Japanese style, and Art Nouveau style have their beginnings in the late Victorian era.
Victorian furniture style reflects the lavish lifestyle and this furniture is very expensive, the main reason is excessive use of ornaments in furniture designs. Though modern furniture styles does not favour the idea of using ornaments but these ornaments are the real inspiration and beauty of this particular furniture style. This style is most suited for people who favour luxury along with comfort.

Louise Philippe Furniture Style
Louis Philippe I (6 October 1773 – 26 August 1850) was King of the French from 1830 to 1848 in what was known as the July Monarchy. His father was a duke who supported the French Revolution but was nevertheless guillotined. Louise Philippe furniture style refers to french classic furniture style, the speciality of this furniture style is that it has less ornaments with smoother and rounded lines. Traditionally Louise Philippe furniture was made of dark wood like palissander, walnut and mahogany etc. but today different other wood are used in constructing this furniture style.
Louie Philippe Furniture style is an inspiration for many furniture makers in modern days. 

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